Iran’s Moradi wins world weightlifting championships, breaks world records


Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi broke two world records and won the title in the men's 94kg class of the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships on Sunday.

Sohrab Moradi, who won all three golds in the men's 94kg category of the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships on Sunday, jumped from 220kg to 233kg on his fifth lift to break the clean and jerk world record of 232kg set in 2000 by Poland’s Szymon Kolecki, and better by four kilograms his own world record for the total, which he improved to 417kg.

“I wanted to surprise everybody and I did,” said Moradi. “I am proud to make every Iranian across the world very happy”.

Meanwhile, Ayoob Mousavi another Iranian weightlifter was in third place with 385kg and took bronze medal.

The World Weightlifting Championships is being held in Los Angeles, USA.

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